Washington, D.C. (WSFA) – The U.S. House has passed legislation introduced by a congressman from Alabama that would require the deportation of anyone living in the country illegally if they are found guilty of driving while intoxicated.
H.R. 6976, the Protect Communities from DUIs Act, was passed on Thursday by a vote of 274-150, representing Alabama’s 2nd congressional district. Moore is a Republican.
Following an event involving his buddies, Moore presented the legislation.
Moore clarified, “This is a personal issue for me.” “Angel and Jeremy Seay, a newlywed couple from Enterprise, Alabama, my hometown, were there.
They were people I knew. An illegal immigrant who was intoxicated crashed his pickup into Angel and Jeremy as they were riding their motorcycle together. Their lives were abruptly ended. Regrettably, incidents such as this are not unusual in our nation.
According to figures provided by Moore’s office, a fatal crash involving an intoxicated motorist occurs “every 45 minutes” in the United States. This amounted to 13,384 alcohol-related driving fatalities and 400,000 injuries in 2021.
Moore claimed, “Those crashes don’t discriminate.” “It might be one of our family members, you, or me.” It’s unclear what proportion of drunk driving accidents or fatalities include undocumented immigrants.
Before becoming law, the bill would then need to be ratified by the US Senate and signed by President Joe Biden.